There are 12 ways to get from Lucerne to Hamburg by train, plane, bus, car or car train

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Train to Zurich, fly to Hamburg  •  4h 53m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Hamburg (HAM) ZRH - HAM

60€ - 228€

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Bus  •  14h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB N33

45€ - 55€

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Train to Basel, fly to Hamburg  •  5h 34m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Hamburg (HAM) BSL - HAM

71€ - 272€

Train, train to Friedrichshafen, fly to Hamburg  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Singen(Hohentwiel)
  3. Take the train from Singen to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
  4. Fly from Friedrichshafen (FDH) to Hamburg (HAM) FDH - HAM

229€ - 703€

Train to Zurich, fly to Bremen, train  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Bremen (BRE) ZRH - BRE
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

129€ - 413€

Train to Zurich, fly to Hannover, train  •  6h 43m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Hannover (HAJ) ZRH - HAJ
  3. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf

95€ - 415€

Train, train to Stuttgart, fly to Hamburg  •  7h 26m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Boeblingen
  3. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Hamburg (HAM) STR - HAM

122€ - 328€

Train  •  9h 28m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich HB 70 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Hamburg Dammtor Ice / ...

171€ - 247€

Train via Göttingen  •  9h 53m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 27 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Goettingen Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...

166€ - 284€

Train via Basel  •  15h 4m

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 27 / ...
  2. Take the train from Loerrach Gbf Arz to Hamburg Hbf 1796

Drive, car train  •  9h 6m

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Göttingen
  2. Take the car train from Göttingen to Hamburg Uex1847

171€ - 220€

Drive  •  8h

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Hamburg 908.9 km

100€ - 160€

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The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Hamburg is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 65 and takes 14h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Hamburg is to train and fly which costs SFr 65 - SFr 260 and takes 4h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Luzern and arriving at Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Hamburg. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Hamburg Dammtor via Zuerich Hb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 28m.

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The distance between Lucerne and Hamburg is 736 km. The road distance is 908.9 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 9h 28m and costs SFr 180 - SFr 280.

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from Lucerne to Hamburg, including transfers.

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Lucerne to Hamburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Luzern station.

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Lucerne to Hamburg train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Luzern station.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Hamburg is to train which takes 9h 28m and costs SFr 180 - SFr 280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 65 and takes 14h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 735.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 53m

What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Hamburg, Germany?

You can take a train from Lucerne to Hamburg via Zürich HB and Zuerich Hb in around 9h 28m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lucerne to Hamburg twice daily. Tickets cost 45€ - 55€ and the journey takes 14h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 460€
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 750€
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 750€
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
290€ - 1100€
Flights from Zurich to Bremen
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 360€
Flights from Zurich to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 750€
Flights from Zurich to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 750€
Flights from Zurich to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Flights from Zurich to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 600€
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 600€
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 600€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 320€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 460€
Flights from Zurich to Bremen
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 360€
Flights from Zurich to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 600€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 700€
Flights from Zurich to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 650€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 410€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 450€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
21€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Boeblingen
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
240€ - 430€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Luzern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
27€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
27€ - 40€
1st Class
50€ - 75€
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Singen to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Website
bahn.com
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
HVV
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
HVV
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
150€ - 210€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Loerrach Gbf Arz to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
11h 26m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Göttingen to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
95€ - 110€
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luzern to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Lucerne to Hamburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB station.

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Lucerne to Hamburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Hamburg Dammtor station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Hamburg is 909 km. It takes approximately 8h to drive from Lucerne to Hamburg.

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Swiss, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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Book your Lucerne to Hamburg bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 780+ hotels available in Hamburg. Prices start at 52€ per night.

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